Executives spend an extraordinary amount of time in meetings. A meeting can have many different purposes, and in-fact do commonly serve multiple purposes. For instance, our MedMan Strategic Planning meetings serve to develop a shared vision, reconcile competing agendas, and develop a work plan of objectives and projects. All that serves to shape an organizational culture, making meetings a complex web of thinking, communication and decisions. Despite all the things going on i
Randy passed the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) exam this year and another of our administrators, Jared, sat for the exam last week. The exam indeed tests your breath of knowledge requiring that you are staying current on reading everything related to operating medical groups. Yet there are a few things when dealing with physicians that seem to be as important today as they were a “few” years ago when I sat for the exam. And particularly relevant to MedMan. MedMa
It is quite common for organizations to conduct a version of a personality assessment with their team. MedMan does; we use the DiSC behavior assessment tool. Whether it be Myers-Briggs, Strengths Finders, Colors, Psychogeometrics, or any other personality assessment tool that's out there, how are you using it? In my experience, these tools are rolled out to teams to understand the differences among people, which is incredibly helpful, however it can put people on the defen
Have you ever found yourself in need of correcting the behavior of someone in your organization, but you feel that you do not have the foundational relationship to do it well? Do you have a nagging feeling that your interactions with employees are unbalanced in favor of the negative side? You are probably in the red, along with many managers and leaders. In the red meaning that your relational bank account is overdrawn. You can most likely guess that a relational account refe
“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” – Peter Drucker Assess-plan-execute-repeat is MedMan’s annual Improvement Cycle that we impose on our clients—and for good reason. There are lots of consultants who assess, and many who planning. But there aren’t so many who stay around to get the plan done. That’s the hard work part. We don’t just create medical group plans. We get those plans done.